Press release – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has laid additional First-Degree Murder charges in connection with the ongoing criminal investigation into the deaths at the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital.
On March 25, 2021, members of the Hawkesbury OPP were called to the hospital where an 89-year-old patient had been pronounced deceased. One individual was taken into custody and the investigation identified several other deaths at the hospital.
On August 17, 2022, Brian NADLER, age 35 years of Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec was arrested for three additional counts of First-Degree Murder, contrary to section 235(1) of the Criminal Code.
These charges stem from the deaths of:
· Claire BRIERE, age 80 of Rigaud, Quebec
· Lorraine LALANDE, age 79 or Hawkesbury
· Judith LUNGULESCU, age 93 of East Hawkesbury Township
The accused is already before the courts on the original First-Degree Murder charge, laid on March 26, 2021. The investigation by the Hawkesbury OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, is ongoing.
If anyone has information regarding the investigation, they are asked to call the Hawkesbury OPP at 1-888-310-1122. You may also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at Crimestoppers.ca.